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Publisher: Avon / HarperCollins
Release Date: December 1, 2003
ISBN: 0060517611
Format Reviewed:Mass Market Paperback
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Genre:   Historical Romance
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Brenda Weeaks
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The Lady in Question
By Victoria Alexander

     Lord Wilmot may lose his life tonight, and the woman in question isn’t so much the one about to give the order, as the one he suddenly married and now awaits his return.

   Lady Delia Wilmot’s husband has disappeared, said to have died in a shipwreck. At first she doesn’t know how to handle it, but her twin sister directs her path. Before Delia can move on with her life, she must face the women of her family -- the Effington Tribunal – to discuss the incident surrounding her sudden marriage. Then her life and her responsibilities will be her own. Or so she thinks.

    Viscount St. Stephens is also watching -- and judging -- Delia. In disguise, Stephens is a terrible butler. The other agents are no better as house staff, but they all fool Delia. Stephens wants Wilmont’s murderers and he needs the documents from Wilmot’s last case. The answers must lie within Wilmot’s home. The game takes an interesting twist at a dance. Delia pretends to be her twin sister and ends up dancing with St. Stephens, who is there as himself. Immediately, the woman in question falls for the espionage agent, and he falls for her. Romance and espionage are a deadly mix. And how will Stephens explain this to his employer?

   The Lady in Question begins with a dash of espionage, slips into a romantic tango between Stephens and Delia, and eventually shifts back and forth between the two storylines. It’s sweet, romantic, and mysterious. The story slows down in some places, but not enough to affect the story. It’s a must read for those ready to be swept away on a lengthy, romantic ride.